Chronic Diseases: Arthritis, Diabetes...

Chronic diseases are persistent conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, asthma, and more. Many chronic diseases are preventable or manageable . . . and the power is in our hands!

Healthy lifestyle choices such as eating nutritious foods, being physically active and avoiding tobacco are the keys to preventing or living our best lives with chronic disease.

Tools for Living Well

People engaged in their health and health care decisions usually attain the best treatment and outcome.

Spotlight on Diabetes

Diabetes is a health condition affecting more than 25 million Americans. Type 2 Diabetes, the most common form, affects those whose bodies do not produce enough insulin or their cells ignore the insulin. People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for the disease. (source: American Diabetes Association)

Find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes by taking this one-minute quiz. If you are at risk, learn more about the Diabetes Prevention Program offered on many IU campuses.

With the right combination of medicine, nutrition, and exercise, most people with diabetes are able to live active and satisfying lives. Look for diabetes education programs in your community through the Indiana Diabetes Education and Support Programs manual.

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